60p to 24p in FCPX

Conforming 60p to 24p for a slow motion effect with Final Cut Pro X (updated)

This used to be easy with previous versions of Final Cut Studio and the bundled Cinema Tools. How do you conform your footage if you don't have Cinema Tools?

Retime > Conform

It's now even easier than before. Drop your 60p footage into your 24p (23.976) timeline. Select the clip and choose Conform from the Retiming Menu.

Your footage is automatically conformed to fit your 24p timeline, changing the speed to exactly 40% (the difference of speed spreading 60 frames per second across 24 frames).

This should save some people a lot of time, especially when conforming 60p footage shot on a DSLR.

What I used:

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon EF-s 17-55 f/2.8 IS
  • Redrock Micro Field Bundle

Update: In Final Cut Pro 10.1, Apple has changed the wording from Conform to Automatic Speed. It functions exactly the same.

Full Tutorial:

My original conform test:

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